Morley Taekwondo (LS27): If you have been looking around Morley for some ideas for a new hobby, you might want to consider Taekwondo as a possibility. Practising this skill will enable you to build your confidence, strengthen your body and mind, enhance your self-esteem and learn some useful self-defence techniques. This relatively modern martial art only came into being in Korea during the 1940's and 1950's.
Taekwondo is quite physically demanding, which means it may be considered more suitable for the younger rather than the older generation in Morley. Its teachings of self-discipline and respect for others make it particularly good for children. Older adults who are not all that fit and active might find it a tad too taxing. Carrying their Taekwondo experience through into older adulthood should not however be a problem for those who start when they are younger. If you are less agile you could always try something a bit softer such as Tai Chi or Yoga.
Taekwondo is one of the more recently developed of the martial arts, with its beginnings in Korea in 1945. A group of Korean martial artists in Seoul established some new schools known as "kwans", combining various martial arts techniques. Taekwondo, which it eventually became known as, mostly involves kicking manoeuvres, especially rapid kicking methods, head kicks and jumping/spinning kicks.
Now an Olympic sport, Taekwondo has over 60 million followers worldwide, and while you may not aspire to be an Olympic Games athlete, you can still join a Taekwondo club or class to learn what will no doubt turn out to be a fascinating and rewarding activity.
For many people in Morley, it is the self-defence aspect of Taekwondo that has the most appeal. And in these days of increased violence, especially in town and city centres, it is no surprise that this features high on people's list of priorities. It is a key factor of Taekwondo that you can become confident in your ability to defend yourself and at the same time learn to respect others and learn self-restraint.
Your First Lesson: If Taekwondo is not something that you've ever done before, you will doubtless be wondering what to expect from your first class should you decide to sign up. Different Taekwondo schools in Morley have different ideas about this but roughly; you will take part in a 15-20 minute warm-up, you will do a bit of technical training, you will learn some forms, you will practice sparring techniques and finally you will warm-down to get your body back into a state of relaxation.
Morley Taekwondo classes aren't just suitable for folks in Morley but also for enthusiasts from Farnley, Batley, Howden Clough, Woodkirk, New Brighton, Beeston, Daisy Hill, Hanging Heaton, Thorpe on the Hill, Gildersome Morley, Middleton, Copley Hill, Churwell, Tingley and other West Yorkshire places.
The Popular Taekwondo Kicks: Taekwondo is probably best known for its acrobatic kicking, here are some of the basic kicks you'll learn as a beginner: Hook or Whip Kick (Huryeo Chagi), Back Kick (Dwo Chagi), Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi), Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi), Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi), Front Kick (Ap Chagi), Side Kick (Yeop Chagi), Push Kick (Meereo Chagi).
The Benefits of Taekwondo: You will probably be interested to learn about exactly what sort of benefits might be gained by attending Morley Taekwondo classes and participating fully in its activities. You can expect to: Boost confidence by motivating you to succeed and to seize control of your life, Augment flexibility, agility and stamina through intense cardiovascular work-outs, Teach self-defence techniques by showing you how to realize circumstances in which self-defence may be necessary, and allowing you to turn these types of circumstances to your advantage, More discipline by thoroughly training your mind and body in the tactics and principles of Taekwondo, Improve feelings of self-esteem by maximizing both physical and mental powers, Reduce anxiety and stress by doing deep breathing exercises, Empower your mind and body by means of enhanced mental discipline and physical co-ordination.
Taekwondo for Beginners: With any sport or activity we have to start somewhere, and Taekwondo is no different. Even the topmost Morley Taekwondo masters were complete novices at one point. So, what can you expect as a complete beginner at Taekwondo? Beginner classes should give its students enough training to teach them the basics and allow them to gain confidence as they progress. The perfect beginners class should be fun as well as educational, when people are having fun they are more engaged and will learn faster.
Safety Equipment: British Taekwondo matches require certain safety equipment to be worn to protect competitors from injury due to the powerful kicks being used. This safety gear includes: forearm protectors, a groin guard, shin pads, a mouth guard, hand protectors, a blue/red trunk protector (hogu) and a red or blue head protector.
: Middleton Taekwondo, Farnley Taekwondo, Howden Clough Taekwondo, Woodkirk Taekwondo, Thorpe on the Hill Taekwondo, Daisy Hill Taekwondo, Beeston Taekwondo, Gildersome Morley Taekwondo, Hanging Heaton Taekwondo, Batley Taekwondo, Churwell Taekwondo, New Brighton Taekwondo, Copley Hill Taekwondo, Tingley and more.
Taekwondo LS27 district.